Les Liaisons dangereuses


Les Liaisons dangereuses

Description

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win.

This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context.
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Details

Author(s)
Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Laclos, Douglas Parmee
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
130 x 200 x 22mm | 304g
Publication date
15 Jun 2008
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
ISBN10
0199536481
ISBN13
9780199536481
Bestsellers rank
60,919